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Nordsee-Linie ad (1902)

Photo(s) by altpapiersammler. Imported from Flickr on Aug 19, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Nordsee-Linie ad (1902)
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    Ad for express steamers from Hamburg to the North Sea resorts from 1902. The drawing (signed by Madalena?) shows the Sylter Süd-Bahn which was put into operation the year before.

    The primary typeface is Herkules. Issued by Berthold and its subsidiary Bauer & Co. in 1899, Herkules is the boldest and widest style from the foundry’s series of jobbing typefaces with club terminals, see also Carola-Grotesk, Inseratschrift Record, Regina-Kursiv and Hansa-Kursiv. “Von” and “nach den” is set in a related narrower style: It’s the schmal fett style of Gloria by Emil Gursch’s foundry.

    This pairing is interspersed with Schelter & Giesecke’s Breite halbfette Grotesk. The smaller text at the bottom features styles from the De Vinne/Romana genre, in three weights. While the boldest one appears to match the fett (ca. 1901) from Gursch’s Elzevir, the light weight looks like Schelter & Giesecke’s Romanisch, with a descending R leg and an open bowl in p.

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    • Herkules (Berthold)
    • Breite halbfette Grotesk
    • Elzevir (Gursch)
    • Romanisch
    • Gloria

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